01 of 09
What is the Nautical Theme or Style?
The nautical style or theme is the use of boats, anchors, fishing nets, lighthouses, or anything related to boating on the sea or lake. It’s a fun theme, often used in vacation homes and boy bedrooms because of the use of masculine-type patterns and colors schemes. These patterns range from stripe, plaid, and checkered with bright navy blue, red, gold, and white color combinations. If you want to learn more about how to incorporate a nautical theme in your home; here are some great examples and... advice to help you transform your bedroom into a nautical-lovers dream.Continue to 2 of 9 below.
02 of 09
Lake House Nautical Theme
Nautical themes are very popular in the lake house, beach cottage, and coastal living bedrooms. This style is always a great idea for a little boy’s bedroom, especially if he loves boats. A good example of a charming nautical theme is in this traditional kid’s bedroom designed by Mitch Wise Design, Inc., which incorporates some unique pieces of decoration along with some creative space planning; such as framed maps of the Great Lakes and an awesome location for a desk that overlooks lovely views... of the lake.Continue to 3 of 9 below.
03 of 09
Nautical Theme for Adult Bedrooms
Adult, tween, or teenage boy bedrooms work well designed in the nautical theme without being too childish. With the use of solid or basic patterns and color combinations your room can look sophisticated and pleasing. A good example of this well-maintained balance is in this nautical-theme bedroom, which uses deep navy blues, simple checker pattern comforter, along with a few nautical-type accessories—model sailboat and framed map—while still keeping a refined, contemporary feel to the room.Continue to 4 of 9 below.
04 of 09
Little Boy Bedroom Nautical Theme
A little boy’s room is perfect for a nautical theme. This can be easy to achieve with many different comforter and duvet sets from manufacturers that feature products with this popular theme. A good example is this cute comforter set by Sweet JoJo Designs. Not only does this set provide all of your bedding but also has many other items sold separately--artwork, lamp, and valance--that make designing your child’s room a snap.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
05 of 09
Nautical Theme for a Nursery
A baby boy’s nursery designed in the nautical style is a wonderful idea, since this theme can grow with your child. As with little boy or toddler bedrooms, there are many nautical sets sold by manufacturers, which will make it easy, practical, and affordable to accessorize your baby’s nursery. A good example is this nautical crib set sold by Sweet JoJo Designs that features crib bedding, laundry basket, and other items to complete your baby’s room. Some of these accessories and accents--such as... the curtains, lamp, and artwork--will grow with your child too, which will cut down on cost.Continue to 6 of 9 below.
06 of 09
Nautical Theme Color Schemes and Bedding
The typical color scheme used in nautical-themed bedrooms is red, white, blue, and sometimes gold, which is often found within stripe, plaid, or checkered patterns. This color combination works well for boy or teen bedrooms; which may explain one reason why the nautical theme is so popular for this age group. If you want a more neutral idea then find a comforter set with these triadic color combinations and add your own nautical-type decor. A good example is this vintage comforter set designed... by Tommy Hilfiger; this set offers the desired color scheme and patterns, all you need to do is add a few nautical-type accessories and accents, such as decorative pillows, model sailboat, artwork, trunks, or lamps.
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07 of 09
Modern Nautical Theme Ideas
Nautical theme bedrooms do not need to be the traditional decor of anchors, sailboats, or lifesavers; other options are to use modern or contemporary pieces of furniture with accents of nautical-type patterns, and textures. One option is to purchase plaid, stripe, or checker pattern comforter or duvet sets and add your own nautical accents. A good example of how to do this is to use a simple design--such as this modern bedroom--then add some nautical decorative pillows and accessories. This will... provide a nautical theme but still maintain the clean, fresh lines of a modern bedroom.Continue to 8 of 9 below.
08 of 09
Nautical Theme Decorative Pillows
Essential to your nautical-theme bedroom is to use accent or decorative pillows. There are many different patterns and types of nautical motifs and patterns to choose from; which range from lighthouse scenes to simple motifs of anchors, boat wheels, and compasses. While you pick and choose your accent pillows, keep in mind the direction you plan on heading with your design. Do you want a simple, elegant design or something more complex? If simplicity is your goal, try to find simple motifs and... designs. If you want something more intricate, a pillow with landscapes of sailboats and lighthouses will be a wonderful addition to your room.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
09 of 09
Nautical Theme Lamps and Lighting
Another fun addition and accessory to use in your nautical-theme bedroom is the use of lamps or lighting. There are a wide range of options; such as Tiffany lamps that feature lighthouses, lamp bases with anchors or boats, and lighthouse lamp fixtures. Regardless of which type or design you choose, finding the perfect set of lamps or fixtures is another key accent in your design along with decorative pillows.